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Barbara Dieu

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About Barbara Dieu

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  • Birthday 08/03/1953

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    Sao Paulo, Brazil
  1. Barbara Dieu

    Favourite Quotations

    My favourite quotes are the ones that appear randomly on my homepage: http://the_english_dept.tripod.com Some of them include: "No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings" (William Blake) "No one heard clearly what he said, but Kitty understood him. She understood because her mind incessantly watched for his needs" (Tolstoy in Anna Karenina) "In my end is my beginning." (T. S. Eliot) "Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever. " (Horace Mann) "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." ( Lao-Tzu ) " People are practical. They want change but feel powerless, alone, do not want to be the blade of grass that sticks up above the others and is cut down. They wait for a sign from someone else who will make the first move, or the second. And at certain times in history, there are intrepid people who take the risk that if they make that first move others will follow quickly enough to prevent their being cut down. And if we understand this, we might make that first move. (Howard Zinn) " Again and again in history some special people wake up. They have no ground in the crowd. They move to broader laws. They carry strange customs with them. And demand room for bold audacious actions. The future speaks ruthlessly through them. They change the world" (Rainer Marie Rilke) "Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death." (Anais Nin)
  2. Barbara Dieu

    Dinner Party Guests

    And it would be nice to have some architects, artists and inventors to who could discuss with us their messages and visions of the future: Nostradamus, Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, Dali, Derrick de Kerchove, Mc Luhan, Christopher Alexander and maybe Budha. I'd love to have Auguste Escoffier presiding over the kitchen :-)
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    E-Christmas Cards

    You can find some great interactive cards for children at: http://www.powerpres.com/xmas.html and read my favourite greeting on my blog: http://beewebhead.blogspot.com
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    Greatest Songwriters

    My choice in English: Leonard Cohen Bob Dylan Johnny Cash in French: Jacques Brel Leo Ferré Georges Brassens in Portuguese: Chico Buarque de Hollanda Gilberto Gil Caetano Veloso
  5. Barbara Dieu

    Evonline 2005

    For six weeks, ( Monday, January 17-Sunday, February 27, 2005), participants and TESOL experts engage in collaborative, online discussion sessions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible. The sessions are free and open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate. See description all sessions: http://www.geocities.com/ehansonsmi/evo2005/announce.html Our team will be leading a session on blogs: Using Weblogs in ESL/EFL Classes: New Developments, Uses, and Challenges This Session is sponsored by the Teacher Education IS of TESOL Moderators: Barbara Dieu, Brazil http://beewebhead.blogspot.com Aaron P. Campbell, Japan http://www.eastasiacenter.net/apcampbell/ Graham Stanley, Spain http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/ Sean Smith, Korea http://blinger.org/ Target Audience ESL/EFL teachers, with some experience in using Internet tools in teaching (familiarity with word processors and the basics of Internet navigation), who would like to use blogs with their classes or for reflective practice. Content Description A weblog or blog is a an online journal that can be easily and instantly updated. This online session will begin with a short review of the EVO 2004 session on blogs in ESL/EFL - in which participants explored possible uses and learned how to create their own blogs - and proceed to examine a broader scope of the various blogging tools and how they could be put to use with ESL/EFL learners. Participants will start their own blogs and become familiar with the possibilities that RSS, aggregation software, and various other internet applications have to offer. Finally, participants will take a look at existing weblogging projects in language teaching and explore ways of cultivating and maintaining interest in a weblog community. Weekly chats with guest speakers will be held to discuss different aspects of blogging and offer participants a wider range of options and perspectives. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience different synchronous and asynchronous media. Participants REGISTER for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2005 Session on Blogs from Monday, January 3 - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/weblogging/ Looking forward to having you with us! Warm regards from Brazil, Barbara Dieu Lycée Pasteur, Sao Paulo, Brazil http://members.tripod.com/the_english_dept
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    Evonline 2005 Workshops

    For six weeks, ( Monday, January 17-Sunday, February 27, 2005), participants and TESOL experts engage in collaborative, online discussion sessions or hands-on virtual workshops of professional and scholarly benefit. These sessions will bring together participants for a longer period of time than is permitted by the four-day convention and will allow a fuller development of ideas than is otherwise possible. The sessions are free and open to all interested parties. You do not need to be a TESOL member to participate. See description all sessions: http://www.geocities.com/ehansonsmi/evo2005/announce.html Our team will be leading a session on blogs: Using Weblogs in ESL/EFL Classes: New Developments, Uses, and Challenges This Session is sponsored by the Teacher Education IS of TESOL Moderators: Barbara Dieu, Brazil http://beewebhead.blogspot.com Aaron P. Campbell, Japan http://www.eastasiacenter.net/apcampbell/ Graham Stanley, Spain http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/ Sean Smith, Korea http://blinger.org/ Target Audience ESL/EFL teachers, with some experience in using Internet tools in teaching (familiarity with word processors and the basics of Internet navigation), who would like to use blogs with their classes or for reflective practice. Content Description A weblog or blog is a an online journal that can be easily and instantly updated. This online session will begin with a short review of the EVO 2004 session on blogs in ESL/EFL - in which participants explored possible uses and learned how to create their own blogs - and proceed to examine a broader scope of the various blogging tools and how they could be put to use with ESL/EFL learners. Participants will start their own blogs and become familiar with the possibilities that RSS, aggregation software, and various other internet applications have to offer. Finally, participants will take a look at existing weblogging projects in language teaching and explore ways of cultivating and maintaining interest in a weblog community. Weekly chats with guest speakers will be held to discuss different aspects of blogging and offer participants a wider range of options and perspectives. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience different synchronous and asynchronous media. Participants REGISTER for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2005 Session on Blogs from Monday, January 3 - Sunday, January 16, 2005 at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/weblogging/ Looking forward to having you with us! Warm regards from Brazil, Barbara Dieu Lycée Pasteur, Sao Paulo, Brazil http://members.tripod.com/the_english_dept
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    Barbara Dieu

    Hello, I'm Barbara (a.k.a. Bee or Bee Kerouac in-world) I have been involved in ELT (English Language Teaching) for more than 30 years and am presently working as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher at the Lycée Pasteur, the Franco-Brazilian[/url] secondary school in São Paulo. Since I went online in 1997, I have been participating actively in international collaborative projects with my students and also in many communities of practice for professional development. I enjoy change, taking risks and experimenting with new ideas, traveling and reading about culture, architecture, education, ethnology, symbolism and semiotics. On weekends, I relax in the countryside, read, do some special cooking for friends and family, go for walks with my dogs and watch the videos of all the films I have not found time to see while in the city. I am an amateur photographer and cook. I love all kinds of music (from heavy rock of 60's and 70's to classical music) Personal blog: http://beewebhead.net Collaborative: http://dekita.org
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